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First African company listed on German stock exchange

Centurion International AG has listed on the Open Market of the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange, marking a historic moment for the firm as it moves to enhance international investment and collaboration within Africa’s diverse economy. With the listing, the pan-African firm will now be owned by employees and the public. The energy advisory and legal services company provides a gateway for …

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German-African Business Forum NRW holds in February – Register now!

Africa is a huge market of the future! More and more German companies are becoming active in African countries. But how do they acquire the necessary know-how to successfully do business in the African market? That is exactly the focus of the 7th German-African Business Forum NRW, holding virtually on 16 February 2022. Under the motto “Africa Business 2022: global …

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Tech Start-ups Key to Africa’s Digital Transformation but.. – New report

Start-up funding in Africa topped $1.2 billion in 2020 – a six-fold increase in five years, but still less than 1% of the value that US start-ups raised. The continent’s research and development (R&D) investment is only a quarter of the global averageAfrica is trailing behind the world in developing a knowledge-based, digital economyGovernments can change this by fuelling tech …

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Bayelsa Govt Partners AfricanTide Union on Skills Development

The Bayelsa State Government has said that it would partner with the AfricanTide Union, an international social development organisation, to train over 200 Bayelsans in various skills. The Commissioner for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Hon. Stanley Braboke, stated this on Monday during a meeting with the management of AfricanTide Union in Yenagoa. He expressed delight that the AfricanTide Technical Training …

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OPINION | Why We Need African Energy Banks. Now

NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber, argues against those pushing for a halt to new investments in Africa’s oil and gas industry. The majority of those making these demands are based in industrialized nations that were built on fossil fuels, he argues. For more than a year, the African Energy Chamber has been pushing back against steadily building pressure …

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What Africa needs to do to make AfCFTA succeed

It is projected that under the African Continental Free Trade Area, extreme poverty will significantly decline across the continent, writes Zion Adeoye, Managing Director for Centurion Law Group’s AfCFTA Desk, and he lists what Africa has to do to realise the potential of the trade agreement — Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s …

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Merck Foundation recognizes best African women and young researchers

ABUJA, Nigeria, January 5, 2022/ — CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Dr Rasha Kelej, and the scientific committee felicitated 13 winners of best African Women Researchers and best Young African Researchers of MARS Awards 2021 ceremony via videoconference for their valuable research work and contribution to empowering women and youth in STEM; Merck Foundation also announced the Call for Applications for …

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Interview: König Bansah talks about his life since arriving in Germany in 1970

Céphas Kosi Olatidoye Bansah, the Togbe Ngoryifia of the Hohoe Gbi Traditional Area, Ghana, has been living in Germany since 1970. After he was named chief of the 300,000-strong community of Ewe-speaking people in 1992, Bansah chose to continue living in Germany instead of returning home. The master agricultural machinery mechanic and master motor vehicle mechanic, who is better known …

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Applications open for African tech startup support grant

African tech startups raised a record-breaking $4.42 billion in funding in 2021, with the investment in African innovation almost doubling since 2020. With this increase in funding, comes an increased demand for hands-on support and access to markets from startups in Africa. Therefore, the Telecel African Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) powered by Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech, has opened applications for its …

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Nigeria: 25,000MW Siemens power project to begin

The Nigerian government has announced that the Siemens AG power project which plans to grow the country’s power delivery to 25,000 megawatts will be revived in the first quarter of 2022. The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, made the announcement on Thursday, explaining that the German firm, Siemens AG, would begin operations in Nigeria soon and that activities to get …

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Opinion: Mauritius’ efforts to become plastic free through private-public collaboration

Mauritius is set to become a plastic free island that will help protect the nation’s wildlife and place the country on the path to a green economy. Early this year single use plastics were banned in and over the next three years the Mauritian government will be putting in place further regulations and restrictions to rid the island of plastics. …

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Legendary global African marketer honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 8 December 2021/ African Media Agency (AMA)/: The Financial Mail Adfocus has honoured renowned marketer, Thebe Ikalafeng, with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to marketing, branding and the industry in a standout global African career that spans over 25 years. The Jury agreed that not only is Ikalafeng a legendary marketer, but what set …

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Berlin to host first Nigerian-German Trade & Investment Expo

The first Nigerian-German Trade & Investment Expo will hold in Berlin on 12-13 May 2022. Making the announcement at the General Meeting of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Germany, held on 3 December, Femi Awoniyi, the group’s president, said the event would boost economic relations between both nations. Organised collaboratively by NIDO Germany and the Abuja-based The African Trade …

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Ford Foundation, Open Society launch Fund against Sexual Violence in West Africa

With $3.75 million in seed funding, Kasa! hopes to raise $10 million in total to support sexual violence survivors and feminist and women’s rights organisations over the next five years LAGOS, Nigeria, December 3, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Today, the Ford Foundation and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, announced their commitment of $3.75 million to launch Kasa! Ending Sexual …

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Africa must bring down the institution of mediocrity – PLO Lumumba at 2021 G-PAD Forum

Prof Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, renowned Kenyan intellectual and founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation, has opined that despite the paucity of public funds to finance development in most African countries, the situation was not dire as they’re generally believed to be. Speaking on the second day of the 2021 G-PAD Forum, the professor of law was of the conviction …

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G-PAD: Speakers identify main challenges to sustainable development in Africa

Distinguished speakers from different walks of life addressed the 2021 G-PAD Forum on Thursday 25 (November), discussing the issues surrounding sustainable development in Africa. Among the keynote speakers at the opening of the conference, holding on 24-25 November with the theme ‘Transformative Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Africa’, were Philip Keil, Executive Director, SEZ – Foundation for Development Cooperation, Baden-Württemberg; …

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NIDO Germany holds conference on increasing diaspora impact on Nigerian development

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Germany e.V. will launch a series of formal conversations on how the diaspora could have a more impactful effect on homeland development in December. The first edition of the ‘Development Roundtable’, as the series is called, will hold virtually on 4 December 2021, with the theme “Driving diaspora engagement towards the realisation of the …

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Winners of the 2021 Africa Tech Festival Awards announced

Tobi Lafinhan, a Nigerian, has a background in civil engineering combined with over 4 years of experience working in leading organisations in West Africa across a variety of industries, including tech. He is currently the Co-founder of Venture for Africa, a fellowship program designed to fill talent gaps in Africa’s startup ecosystem by enabling top local and global fellows to …

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